BioShock 3 could take place in Rapture, says 2K

Wednesday, 6th May 2009 17:50 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


BioShock 3 could also take place in the underwater city of Rapture, says 2K Marin.

Speaking with OXM, creative director Jordan Thomas said that Rapture is “so core to BioShock it has to feature in some form. It’s one of the characters we don’t want to let go.”

“I think Rapture remains fertile for as much expansion as a team sees in it,” he said. “I absolutely believe that there might be future games set in Rapture in whatever time period, but I would also say that I think that the BioShock brand is big enough that it could evolve.”

In the interview, Thomas also said that BioShock 2 contains unspliced NPCs that you will interact with.

“With BioShock 2 we’re actually going to make sure that you have some strong and unforgettable encounters with unspliced characters that you can develop genuine empathy for, who will not be trying to hide their face from the camera,” he added.

Thanks, CVG.



  1. hitnrun

    Oh, man. Please stop. Rapture “remains fertile for expansion” the way the Death Star remained the “centerpiece of the Imperial fleet.” The city was literally falling apart as you traversed it. That was sort of the point.

    The only reason the city is “so core to BioShock” is because your studio failed to emulate the creative outlook of the original game’s developers.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Goliath

    @ hitnrun

    Man, I had the very same thought. Well said. The second game’s story in no way seems to have the depth or focus on themes such as morality as the first. There was little choice but to make Rapture the game’s focal point with the story being an afterthought to atmosphere and combat.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. freedoms_stain

    Maybe they can pull a Jurassic Park 2 and reveal there was a secret 2nd city that is also full of fucked up splicers.

    #3 6 years ago

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